Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

John M. Pellock

  • Review Article
    Recent Research on Febrile Seizures: A Review
    Author(s): Syndi Seinfeld DO and John M. PellockSyndi Seinfeld DO and John M. Pellock

    Febrile seizures are common and mostly benign. They are the most common cause of seizures in children less than five years of age. There are two categories of febrile seizures, simple and complex. Both the International League against Epilepsy and the National Institute of Health has published definitions on the classification of febrile seizures. Simple febrile seizures are mostly benign, but a prolonged (complex) febrile seizure can have long term consequences. Most children who have a febrile seizure have normal health and development after the event, but there is recent evidence that suggests a small subset of children that present with seizures and fever may have recurrent seizure or develop epilepsy. This review will give an overview of the definition of febrile seizures, epidemiology, evaluation, treatment, outcomes and recent re.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000165

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